Oval Victorian Post Box with Two Apertures

Jacqueline Banerjee writes at The Victorian Web:

“cast iron

Handyside & Co, Derby

c. 1899

High Holborn, London

This has a little plaque over each aperture, now painted over in red. These would once have read “Town” and “Country.” Such post boxes first appeared in London in 1899. This one stands right opposite Alfred Waterhouse’s Prudential Assurance building.”

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